The Personality of People Born in the Year of the Dog

The Chinese Year of the Dog

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Each year in the Chinese Calendar is represented by one of 12 different animals. One of these is the Year of the Dog and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.

The Chinese years do not run exactly alongside the Western calendar dates. The starting date of the Chinese New Year changes every year and usually begins in late January or early to Mid February.

The Year of the Dog occurred approximately in - 1934 - 1946 - 1958 - 1970 - 1982 - 1994 - 2006 - 2018 - 2030, however to check exactly what Chinese year you were born in, try our Chinese Year Finder, especially if you were born in late January or February.

The Personality of People Born in the Year of the Dog

The Dog Personality

People born in year of the Dog are loyal, honest, and trustworthy, however they can also be stubborn and selfish.

People born in this year tend to be difficult, upset and shocked more often than the other signs. Dog types do not tolerate weakness. They will work to push the weakness or the whole person with weakness out of their lives (the pack) if the behavior continues.

Dog people can be somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues.

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Dog Strengths

Like his animal namesake, he is loyal. He is the one who people are most likely to turn to when they need help.

The dog person will come through every time. That is because he is sensitive to others and empathizes with them, particularly if someone has suffered an injustice; he reacts quickly with the same feeling as though the Dog had been personally offended.

Dog types are honest, intelligent and straightforward. They will take on any responsibility that is given to them and you can be sure that they will do their job well.


Dogs get along with Horses, Rabbits, and Tigers.

Friends know that they can rely upon their Dog friend to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis. Dogs are also considered to be extremely good looking, smart, graceful, likeable and nice.

Dogs ideal jobs are as a politician, scientist, actor/actress, teacher, writer, movie director, secret agent or pub landlord/landlady.

Famous Dogs

Famous people born in The Year of Dog include Jennifer Lopez - musician, actress and model, George W. Bush - Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton - Former President of the United States, Andre Agassi - professional tennis player, David Bowie - Musician, Actor, Madonna - singer, actress, author, Michael Jackson - singer, actor, Donald Trump, Real Estate Tycoon, President of the United States, Sylvester Stallone - actor, Elvis Presley - singer and Winston Churchill - former British prime minister.

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